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Yosemite of the Southern Hemisphere: Hiking in the Cochamó Valley, Chile

Yosemite of the Southern Hemisphere: Hiking in the Cochamó Valley, Chile

From Argentina’s Lakes District we popped back over the border to Chile.  An adorable white lab inspected the back of the truck for any contraband (i.e. fresh fruit and vegetables) and we headed into the thick jungle-like greenery of Parque Nacional Puyehue and...
Tarabuco: Bolivian market

Tarabuco: Bolivian market

The last post left us just after the magnificent Carretera Austral and the Lago General Carrera lake in southern Chile / Argentina, so naturally we continue with… Bolivia? We had a few other articles prepared, but this time we decided to try and write something...
Beginning Bolivia

Beginning Bolivia

We never learn our lesson! Crossing a border during the sacred ‘eating of the lunch’ ritual – don’t do it folks! These people take their lunch-break seriously! You only end up with a lot of waiting and not necessarily in an orderly line. But in our excitement at...
Lago General Carrera

Lago General Carrera

[[We wrote a little bit about Carretera Austral in the previous article, but we will stay there for a while. Enjoy a few last glimpses of one of the most beautiful roads in the world – and finally some good weather too. :)///We wrote a little bit about Carretera...
Termas de Chillan

Termas de Chillan

We bolted south to Chillan, to be treated to the resort opening top to bottom for the first time in 5 days. High winds had kept the top closed and we nailed it, this was easily our best day of the season. I would go back to Chillan in a heart beat, hot springs at the...
Chile Finale

Chile Finale

The Atacama Desert sits between us and the Pacific Ocean in northern Chile. As we leave Argentina over the 4,800 m Jama Pass, we’re heading to the Atacama to check-out some weird sandstone formations and some geysers. Then it’s down to the coast for a bit of beach...
La Parva & El Colorado

La Parva & El Colorado

After BA we crossed into Chile picked up my(AJ) brother Sean. We proceeded to ski our way through Chile, if there was a resort we went there. First stop was La Parva, it was nuking like 4″ an hour. We skinned up the afternoon we arrived, passing patrol as they...
Get out of the city to explore Florianópolis

Get out of the city to explore Florianópolis

We recently stayed in Florianópolis, the capital of the Santa Catarina province in the south of Brazil, for over 2 weeks. Not in the city centre itself, but in the north of the island. We were guests of our friends Daniela and Carlos Zander, Brazilian overlanders we...
Chapter 51: Torres del Paine Prevails

Chapter 51: Torres del Paine Prevails

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from April 6 – April 12: Story Highlights: We took an accidental detour from Calafate to Puerto Natales en route to Torres del Paine National Park Day 1 – The winds fought us hard in our introductory...
Chiloé: Part II

Chiloé: Part II

After seeing the cities of Chiloé, we wanted to see a bit more of the nature as well. We had our ferry tickets booked, so now we had peace of mind and could enjoy some middle-of-nowhere peace. We headed to National Park Chiloé and set camp. All the time, we could hear...
Chiloé

Chiloé

Chiloé, namely it’s biggest island “Isla Grande de Chiloé” – is the second largest island on the South American continent. As you will see, it’s a quite different from the rest of Chile and our last stop in the lake district. The...
North-west Argentina

North-west Argentina

At 15,500 ft we crossed from Chile into Argentina over the Paso San Francisco. We’d enjoyed our three days waiting in the high Andes for the border to open, but were looking forward to descending down to rejoin the Ruta 40 highway and the more temperate climate of...
Cabin Hopping with Richard’s Mom, Chile

Cabin Hopping with Richard’s Mom, Chile

We had some chores to take care of in Santiago before Richard’s mom arrived for a visit.  Santiago de Chile (in case you get confused with which Santiago I am speaking of) has a population of around 5 million people.  Manicured parcels of grass fill the...